Veterinarians & Staff
- Davis Hall, DVM
Dr. Hall is the founder of Town & Country and Columbia Pike Animal Hospitals. He graduated from Texas A&M and, after serving in the military, decided to put down roots in Virginia and begin his veterinary career. In 1974, Dr. Hall took the helm of Town & Country and Columbia Pike Animal Hospitals, initially serving large animals as well as house pets. As the Northern Virginia suburbs grew, the practice changed to better accommodate the needs of local residents, focusing exclusively on companion animals. Today, the practice has grown to include two hospitals with full-service kennel and grooming facilities, 14 veterinarians, and more than 100 staff members.
- Dr. Reed Hall IV
Following in his father's footsteps, Dr. Reed Hall IV received his Bachelors of Science degree in Animal Science in 1992 from West Virginia University and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1996 from Virginia Tech. Working at both Town & Country and Columbia Pike Animal Hospitals; Dr. Hall has a strong interest in surgery and animal dentistry. But it’s his skills as a communicator and educator that enable him to maintain close relationships with clients and their pets, empowering his clients to make more informed decisions in their pets' care. Dr. Hall lives in the Chantilly, VA area with his wife, Amy, and their 2 children, Davis and Hope. Dr. Hall and his family attend Fair Oaks Church. He is an active member of the C12 (Christian Business Leaders Group) and Christian Veterinary Mission where he speaks with fellow DVMs and Veterinary students about his faith and being a Christian Veterinarian.
- Dr. Jennifer Brindler
Dr. Brindler was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Thanks to a kind and indulgent family veterinarian who let her spend weekends watching everything from surgeries to wellness visits as a child, Dr. Brindler has had her sights set on being a veterinarian since age twelve. She grew up with countless family pets, and has always been an animal lover.
Dr. Brindler received a bachelor's degree in Animal Science from Louisiana State University, and went on to graduate from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. She then relocated to the DC area to complete an internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, DC. Dr. Brindler currently lives in Silver Spring, MD with her two pets - a dog named Rufus and a cat named Mr. Weasley. In her free time, she enjoys live theater, reading, and exploring DC.
- Dr. Laura Fink
Dr. Laura Fink grew up in Silver Spring, MD with two brothers and numerous dogs and cats. She knew that she wanted to become a veterinarian from an early age. She went to The Ohio State University for college and graduated with a degree in Animal Sciences. During that time she also studied abroad in Australia and worked on a cattle ranch in Wyoming. After college she moved on to Veterinary school at The Ohio State University. Dr. Fink then spent a year doing a rotating internship in Albuquerque, New Mexico. During her internship she became proficient in abdominal ultrasound and worked closely with various specialists.
Dr. Fink moved to Arlington in July 2011with her rhodesian ridgeback, Zelda, and began working at Columbia Pike Animal Hospital. Her interests include abdominal ultrasound and internal medicine. She loves her job and working with such a great team here at Columbia Pike. In her free time she reads, cooks, runs, bikes, rock climbs, and has various craft projects in progress. She also enjoys traveling as much as possible.
- Dr. Candice Flynn
From the time she was a young child, Dr. Flynn knew she was going to be a veterinarian. She grew up around the D.C. Metro Area and graduated from Wootton High School in Rockville, Maryland. From there, she went to Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and graduated with a double major in biology and psychology. In May 2002, she graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Since June 2002, Dr. Flynn has worked at Columbia Pike Animal Hospital—her home away from home! She sees cats, dogs, and exotic small mammals such as ferrets, guinea pigs, rabbits, and rodents. She enjoys soft tissue surgery and endoscopic procedures, as well as internal medicine.
Dr. Flynn is married to a wonderful guy she met while in veterinary school. He is also a veterinarian, working exclusively with exotic animals. They enjoy traveling together worldwide, scuba diving, and dancing. They try to learn a new hobby together each year to keep things interesting. After 7 years of marriage, they just had their first child in November 2011. Alexander Michael has been quite an adventure so far, and they look forward to their new roles as human parents.
They have been pet parents for a long time. Currently their menagerie consists of two dogs, one cat, three birds, three frogs, and three lizards. All of them have been rescues.
Dr. Flynn and her husband enjoy doing obedience and agility training with their two dogs, Roo, a Jindo mix, and Addie, an Australian cattle dog mix. They did the Wisdom DNA panels on both, and they seem to fit their profiles. Their cat, Bear, came to them as an adult rescued by a Columbia Pike Animal Hospital client. He is FIV positive but living a wonderful and healthy life in their home. Out of their three birds, Mitterand or “Ms. Pige,” is Dr. Flynn’s favorite. A Columbia Pike client rescued her as well. She had puncture wounds under both wings and was sitting on her porch unable to fly for a few days. Needless to say, she is recuperated and is allowed to fly about our home in her flight suit so as to keep the house clean! Lisa is a Pionus Parrot that is very loud. Butternut is our old canary that suffers from feather cysts and used to have a beautiful song until I gave him a mirror. Finally, our reptiles and amphibians: Jaba, a pac man frog; Junior, an albino pac man; Sanchez, a cuban tree frog; Tupac, a crested gecko; Ike, a leopard gecko; and our Tarentola, who has yet to be named.
- Dr. Heather Kirchart
Dr. Kirchart received her BS in animal bioscience in 1998 from Pennsylvania State University and her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002.
Dr Kirchart’s veterinary interests include soft tissue surgery and abdominal ultrasonography. She currently lives in Falls Church, Virginia, with her husband, John; her infant son, Jack; and two wonderful pugs, Bentley and Jetta. In her free time, Dr. Kirchart enjoys long-distance running, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
- Dr. Andrew D. Nguyen
Dr. Nguyen was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of 2. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from George Mason University in Annandale, Virginia, and his veterinary degree from the The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He is very happy to be back in the Northern Virginia area and to be part of such an amazing veterinary team at Columbia Pike Animal Hospital. His professional interests include soft tissue surgery and radiology/imaging.
Outside of work, Dr. Nguyen is an avid adventure seeker. It is not uncommon to find him blazing a trail somewhere in the Shenandoah, clinging on to a rock face somewhere at Great Falls National Park, or navigating the rapids of the Potomac River in a homemade raft! He shares his home in Arlington, Virginia, with his dog, Sir Milton of Greenpointe, and his cat, Siddhartha.
- Dr. Matt Novarr
Dr. Novarr was born and raised in Bloomfield, Connecticut, and attended the University of Miami (Florida), where he earned a BS in biology. After graduating, he moved to Indiana, where he attended the Purdue University Veterinary School. He had the opportunity to work with animals in South Africa and Australia before deciding to focus on cats and dogs in a small animal practice. After finishing veterinary school, he began work at Columbia Pike and now lives in D.C. with his dog, Zody.
Dr. Novarr believes that client education and quality communication are two of the most important aspects of keeping our pets healthy, and he uses detailed discharge instructions, handouts, and email communication to accomplish these goals.
- Dr. Molly Tango
Dr. Tango grew up in New Jersey and always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian.
She received a degree in Animal Science from the University of Delaware. After graduating from the Atlantic Veterinary College on Prince Edward Island in Canada, she came back to the states to intern at VCA Veterinary Referral Associates in nearby Maryland.A passion for the health field runs in the Tango family. Because her mom is a nurse, medicine was a frequent topic of conversation around the dinner table growing up. Becoming a veterinarian has allowed Dr. Tango to combine her love of animals with a strong interest in medicine and science. She currently resides in Arlington with her energetic Shepherd mix, Grady. In her free time, she enjoys exploring DC restaurants, volunteering at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, and spending time with family and friends.
- Dr. Shauna Waite
Dr. Nicholas-Waite graduated from St. George’s University Veterinary School in Grenada, West Indies, and completed her clinical studies at North Carolina State University in January 2010. After graduating, she completed a rotating internship in Small Animal Surgery and Medicine at Georgia Veterinary Specialists in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Nicholas joins us from Florida where she worked as a general practitioner at a small animal hospital and a part time veterinarian at a local zoo. Her husband's work relocated them to DC, so she reluctantly left the warm beaches of South Florida and is anxiously awaiting springtime!
Dr. Nicholas-Waite grew up in Southern California and began her education at UC Davis, where she graduated with a BS in Biopsychology. Being a veterinarian has always been her dream, and she began working with animals as soon as she was allowed to volunteer at age 14. Her passion is not only for dogs and cats, but also the strange, slimy, and feathery animals you find at a zoo. Zoo work continues to be something she is passionate about, as well as running, biking, traveling, surfing, and any other outdoor activity. Her current household includes Ducky (a goofy, crooked-nosed, cat-loving Labrador mix), Off (the bug-killing cat from Grenada), Casanova (a North Carolinian cat known for his aggressive head-butting) and Phish (the fat-tailed leopard gecko and previous intern mascot from Atlanta).
- Cathy Berger, Practice Manager
Cathy joined Columbia Pike Animal Hospital as the practice Manager in 2006. She has been a client since 1989, when she brought her first Welsh Pembroke Corgi to Dr. Hall. Her current pets are a rescue cat and 4 chinchillas. Cathy is native to the Northern Virginia area. She has a B.A. from the University of Virginia. When not at the hospital, Cathy enjoys spending time with her family and vacationing at the beach.
- BJ Kenner, Treatment Manager
BJ's love and appreciation for animals began in childhood, spending lots of time on her grandparents' farm in Franconia, VA. Her early passion for animals led to the start of her career in the veterinary hospital field. She worked as a kennel technician for a few years in Maryland before returning to her home state of Virginia and joining the Columbia Pike Animal Hospital team as a veterinary technician. Caring for patients and serving clients at Columbia Pike for more than six years now, BJ brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role as Treatment Manager.
She loves all pets that come through our doors, but especially has a soft spot for Pit Bulls and Rottweilers. BJ lives in Northern Virginia along with her husband, two teenage daughters, an 11-year-old son, plus a dog named Sox, Felix the cat, and the most recent addition to the family - an adorable kitten named Munchkin.
I never worry about my dog when boarding. The staff loves my dog and knows him on sight. It makes me feel so much better about leaving him when I know he is well taken care of and loved by the staff.